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Mike
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29th Aug 11 at 14:09   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I noticed the clutch started slipping slightly on the Combo earlier on, I know people who have told me in the past that they were driving with a slipping clutch for weeks but I don't know how many miles they did in that time. Problem is I've got about a 520 mile trip to do tomorrow and obviously I'd prefer to complete the journey without the use of my AA membership so for anyone who has experience, how far roughly have you managed from the first signs to the point where you've actually changed the clutch?
John G
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29th Aug 11 at 14:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

slipping badly? is the main percentage of driving tomorrow going to be m'way?
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as John says, if most of the journey is motorway you should be ok, in fifth, low revs it should be fine. its usually bad on slip when you start accelerating.
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I had a slipping clutch on a mondeo i had few years back lasted about 2 months before it went with plenty of abuse.
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my mum and dads escort was driven for ages with a slipping clutch
Mike
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29th Aug 11 at 14:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
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slipping badly? is the main percentage of driving tomorrow going to be m'way?


Not badly, I could quite easily avoid making it slip as it is because it's only certain times when it does it, I just wasn't sure how much of a warning you get. And yeah tomorrow's mainly motorway.
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big brother done it for a few weeks here was the damage

John G
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You'll definitely be ok tomorrow, id say you'll be ok untill it starts slipping in every gear.
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29th Aug 11 at 14:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if it breaks tomorrow phone john and he will tow you home


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John G
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quote:
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if it breaks tomorrow phone john and he will tow you home


jib that the IS200's bad enough on fuel nevermind towing someone
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by andys sxi
if it breaks tomorrow phone john and he will tow you home


jib that the IS200's bad enough on fuel nevermind towing someone


i no what you mean about bad mpg

i think sometimes has my tank got a hole in it



[Edited on 29-08-2011 by andys sxi]


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LeeM
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my mate ran his for hundreds of miles, to the point where 1st and 2nd were unusable
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I drove about in a Mk4 Fiesta for around 2 weeks, doing deliverys etc without a clutch.

If it does go (which i doubt it will) then its easy enough to drive without the clutch.
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29th Aug 11 at 15:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lets just hope it can cope with the Welsh hills alright then
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Should be alright aslong as the van isn't overloaded.
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Fucking hell mike, brand new cars can't cope with the welsh hills
Mike
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It's not the proper Welsh hills, just the A449 between the M50 and M4, might opt to go over the bridge instead, I'd guess that way's a bit more flat?
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Yep know that stretch well, what hills?
Mike
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29th Aug 11 at 15:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The small hills that I don't want to get stuck half way up with a smoking clutch
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take a good run up then haha
AlunJ
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It's mostly downhill anyway in that direction?
Mike
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I can't remember tbh, ah well, I'll see how confident I'm feeling tomorrow
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That doblo of ours went for 6 months with a sipping clutch, you will be ok with the A449, it is a bit hilly but nothing too bad, used to do that stretch every 3 weeks going to see her at uni, the 1.2 corsa handles it ok
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A lad at work (1.8 focus), I slipped then at the next junction wouldnt move. He said no sign of failure before that so hit and miss really.
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I done 4 months in the zafira with a slipping clutch did get to the point that I couldn't drive it under load at all

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